WIOA - Have You Heard About WIOA?

WIOA is the acronym for new federal legislation called the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, or WIOA. Signed into law in July 2014 to replace the portion of the Rehab Act formerly called the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). WIOA creates both new opportunities and responsibilities for schools in partnership with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) to support students and youth with disabilities to transition from school to college and/or integrated employment in the community.

WIOA Final Rules can be found at the following link
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/rsa/wioa-final-rules.html

The link below is a WIOA summary of the final rules. This is the first analysis summary we have seen so please consider there may be a variety of interpretations that will be developed as the WIOA rule is implemented.
http://www.leadcenter.org/system/files/resource/downloadable_version/wioa-rehab-act-final-rule-aug.pdf

Implementing  New Requirements of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) - a brief summary on the compenents and section 511 as it pertains to transition services.

Transition Services - Transition Service options in the PTP have been revised and aligned with the Pre-Employment Transition Service categories listed in WIOA to facilitate the selection and delivery of educational services to students ages 14-21 that support college and career readiness.

For more information on WIOA, view these resources:

WIOA Frequently Asked Questions for Schools

Transition Related Allowable School Funding Information

WIOA: What it means for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD)